Reporting mechanisms for internet of things

Chia Wei Chang, Yi-Bing Lin, Jyh-Cheng Chen*

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Energy saving is one of the most important issues for Internet of Things (IoT). An intuitive way to save energy of IoT devices is to reduce the reporting frequency to the IoT server. However, to do so, the time-variant values are distorted, which may be influential to the measured results. In this letter, we take PM2.5 application as an example to discuss the relation between energy efficiency and data accuracy. Through analyzing PM2.5 concentration collected via LoRa at National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) from 2016 to present, two reporting mechanisms based on timer and threshold, respectively, are proposed. The experimental results demonstrate that the threshold-based reporting outperforms the timer-based reporting by more than $$37\%$$ in energy saving when the accuracies of these two reporting mechanisms are the same.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWireless Internet - 11th EAI International Conference, WiCON 2018, Proceedings
EditorsAi-Chun Pang, Der-Jiunn Deng, Chun-Cheng Lin, Jiann-Liang Chen
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783030061579
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2019
Event11th International Conference on Wireless Internet , WiCON 2018 - Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 15 Oct 201816 Oct 2018

Publication series

NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST
ISSN (Print)1867-8211


Conference11th International Conference on Wireless Internet , WiCON 2018


  • Data accuracy
  • Internet of things
  • LoRa
  • PM2.5
  • Packet loss
  • Reporting frequency

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